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Five Reasons to Choose Custom Blinds over Ready-Made

If you’re in the market for new window coverings for your home, you may be debating whether or not to pick up a set of ready-made blinds from your local department store or choose blinds that are custom-made to fit your space and personal style. Keep reading for five reasons why custom blinds are the best choice for your Toronto home.

1. Perfect Fit

Custom-made blinds are made-to-measure to fit your window exactly. Whatever the size or shape may be, custom-made blinds can be made to fit any style of window imaginable. On the other hand, ready-made blinds are mass-produced in factories to set sizes only and are pretty much guaranteed not to fit your window properly. Also, having ill-fitting blinds makes blocking out the sunlight difficult and also puts your home’s privacy at risk.

2. Great Selection of Styles and Finishes

Unlike ready-made blinds, which typically come in a limited number of styles and colours, custom blinds offer you nearly unlimited choices. You’ll be able to choose from a wide array of colours, textures and materials for your blinds. You’ll also be able to choose whether or not you want your blinds mounted on the inside or the outside of your window frames, which side you would like the controls on and whether you would like finishing touches, such as a coordinating valance or matching headrail.

3. Top-Quality Custom Blinds

When you choose custom blinds for your Toronto home, you can rest assured that you are purchasing a high-quality product that’s made to last. Only top-quality fabrics and components are used in the manufacturing, assuring you of a finished product that will last for years. Most custom blinds also come with a limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty. On the other hand, if you head to your local big-box store for a set of ready-made blinds, you may end up with a low-quality, mass-produced product that won’t stand the test of time. Colours that fade and slats that warp, break or fall off are common complaints with the ready-made blinds available at discount retailers.

4. Professional Installation

When purchasing custom blinds, part of the service you are paying for includes professional measuring and installation, ensuring that your new blinds fit perfectly. If you choose to install ready-made blinds yourself, there’s always a chance that you’ll make a mistake or the end result will leave something to be desired. Leave the installation to the professionals for a window display that’s sure to impress.

5. Value for Your Money

It’s fairly easy to find ready-made blinds at rock-bottom prices in most big-box stores. But when you consider the quality, durability and superior appearance of custom-made blinds, it’s easy to see that the true value lies in choosing a product that’s designed to look beautiful and last for many years to come.

For beautiful custom blinds that perfectly suit your style and living space, visit Mayfair Drapery & Rug Company today. For over 65 years, we’ve been providing custom shutters, blinds and drapery to homeowners in Toronto and the surrounding areas. We work closely with you to ensure you get unforgettable styles at affordable prices. Contact us today to learn more about the options available or to schedule a free in-home consultation.


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